The itinerant languages of photography

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  • The Itinerant Languages of Photography examines photography's capacity to circulate across time and space as well as across other media, such as art, literature and cinema. Taking its point of departure from Latin American and Spanish photographic archives, the volume offers an alternative history of photography by focusing on the transnational dimension of technological traffic and image production at a time when photography is at the centre of current debates on the role of representation, authorship and reception in a global contemporary culture. Featuring images that converse across temporal, political and cultural boundaries by artists such as Lola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, the book argues that the photographic image comes into being only as a consequence of reproduction, displacement and itinerancy. Exhibition: Princeton University Art Museum, USA (07.09.2013-19.01.2014).


  • "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition The Itinerant Languages of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum, September 7, 2013-January 19, 2014"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction / Eduardo Cadava and Gabriela Nouzeilles -- The itinerant languages of photography / Eduardo Cadava -- The archival paradox / Gabriela Nouzeilles -- Photographic itinerancy and its doubles / Mauricio Lissovsky -- Itinerant Mexican icons / John Mraz -- The scene of the crime : photography's unconscius / Valeria González -- I decided to take a look, again / Thomas Keenan -- The fury of images / Joan Fontcuberta
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